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ARK Survival Ascended TEK Armor Abilities and Uses Explained

Suit up and dominate the island with our guide exploring all the TEK Armor abilities as well as how to craft this powerful gear in ARK Survival Ascended.
ARK Survival Ascended TEK Armor Abilities and Uses Explained
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As players progress to the mid-to-end game stages in ARK Survival Ascended, they unlock access to superior and advanced weaponry and armor. Notably, the introduction of TEK items becomes available, with none being more emblematic or versatile in utility than the complete set of TEK armor.

This advanced armor not only provides substantial protection but also bestows unique abilities corresponding to each piece of the acquired set. If you're curious about the capabilities of each piece and the reasons for obtaining them, continue reading as we delve into the intricacies of how TEK armor abilities operate in ARK Survival Ascended.

ARK Survival Ascended TEK Armor Abilities & Uses 

The Tek Armor comprises five essential components that are all crafted at a Refining Forge: the TEK Helmet, Chestpiece, Gauntlets, Leggings, and Boots. Each piece offers distinct abilities that provide players with significant advantages in terms of strength, speed, agility, scouting, and more. 

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The TEK armor set is powered by Element, and when used to its fullest can grant you tons of useful and powerful abilities. (Picture: Shane / Studio Wildcard)

However, utilizing these abilities requires the consumption of Element, requiring players to reach the end-game phase by defeating bosses or their variants and ensuring a stable supply of Element to power the Tek armor.

Now, let's delve into each piece of the Tek Armor, specifically discussing their crafting requirements and unique capabilities.

TEK Helmet:

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The TEK Helmet grants you enhanced vision, as well as vision modes for scanning for and targeting enemies. (Picture: Shane / Studio Wildcard)
  • Crafting Requirements:
    • TEKgram unlocked by defeating Alpha Broodmother Lysrix
    • 120 × Polymer, Organic Polymer, or Corrupted Nodule
    • 450 × Metal Ingot or Scrap Metal Ingot
    • 120 × Crystal or Primal Crystal
    • 20 × Element
    • 55 × Black Pearl
  • Abilities:
    • Normal Mode: Provides clear normal and improved underwater vision in first person when fully powered with Element.
    • Pulse Mode: Highlights creatures and survivors in different colors, indicating their relationship to the wearer.
    • Night Vision Mode: Allows vision in the dark without the display turning white during daytime.

TEK Chestpiece:

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The TEK Chest piece grants you the jet-pack which allows for flight as well as hovering. (Picture: Shane / Studio Wildcard)
  • Crafting Requirements:
    • TEKgram unlocked by defeating Alpha Dragon
    • 120 × Polymer, Organic Polymer, or Corrupted Nodule
    • 450 × Metal Ingot or Scrap Metal Ingot
    • 120 × Crystal or Primal Crystal
    • 20 × Element
    • 55 × Black Pearl
  • Abilities:
    • Built-in jetpack with a high or boosted jump by double-pressing the jump button.
    • Hover-mode activation by holding the jump button in midair.
    • Rapid forward movement in the air by pressing and holding Ctrl while in midair (requires both TEK Chestpiece and TEK Leggings).

TEK Gauntlets:

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The TEK Gauntlet grants you a charged "super punch" that can easily kill most enemies in the game. (Picture: Shane / Studio Wildcard)
  • Crafting Requirements:
    • TEKgram unlocked by defeating Gamma Megapithecus
    • 120 × Polymer, Organic Polymer, or Corrupted Nodule
    • 450 × Metal Ingot or Scrap Metal Ingot
    • 120 × Crystal or Primal Crystal
    • 20 × Element
    • 55 × Black Pearl
  • Abilities:
    • Super punch by holding Right-Click (Rmb) and releasing when a green crosshair appears.
    • Harvesting trees and rocks automatically transfers items into the inventory.
    • Ability to carry substantial amounts of items across long distances when combined with TEK Chestpiece and TEK Leggings.

TEK Leggings:

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Leggings grant you the ability to super dash, which will let you steamroll through most enemies and objects, and even run across water. (Picture: Shane / Studio Wildcard)
  • Crafting Requirements:
    • TEKgram unlocked by defeating Gamma Dragon
    • 120 × Polymer, Organic Polymer, or Corrupted Nodule
    • 450 × Metal Ingot or Scrap Metal Ingot
    • 120 × Crystal or Primal Crystal
    • 20 × Element
    • 55 × Black Pearl
  • Abilities:
    • Superspeed mode is activated by holding Ctrl (Melee key bind), enabling high-speed running.
    • Ability to run through and break trees and rocks in superspeed mode.
    • Running across the surface of the water while in superspeed mode.

TEK Boots:

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TEK Boots allow you to essentially ignore fall damage as well as the incline of certain slopes and let you climb surfaces with ease. (Picture: Shane / Studio Wildcard)
  • Crafting Requirements:
    • TEKgram unlocked by defeating Alpha Broodmother Lysrix
    • 120 × Polymer, Organic Polymer, or Corrupted Nodule
    • 450 × Metal Ingot or Scrap Metal Ingot
    • 120 × Crystal or Primal Crystal
    • 20 × Element
    • 55 × Black Pearl
  • Abilities:
    • Absorption of any fall damage when equipped and powered with Element.
    • Automatic activation of climbing mode when ascending slopes, with lights and heavy footsteps.

In conclusion, this succinctly breaks down the entire TEK armor set, covering crafting details and the unique abilities conferred by each piece. Obtaining and utilizing this advanced armor set is well worth the effort, offering a near guarantee of survival on the challenging island of ARK Survival Ascended.